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Understanding NetSuite Script Execution Contexts

NetSuite Understanding script execution contexts

Understanding NetSuite Script Execution Contexts

NetSuite Script Execution with SuiteScript

We love NetSuite simply because of the full set of features business owners get, straight out of the box, but every organisation has business policies and automation needs that may differ from the standard NetSuite functionality. This is when NetSuite software developers like Cloud Coders use SuiteScript, NetSuite’s scripting tool made up of JavaScript plus a set of functions and objects to interact with the NetSuite environment, to extend the functionality of standard and custom record types, including the development of entirely new user interfaces.

In fact, SuiteScript allows developers and administrators to create flexible business logic within NetSuite tailored to specific business needs—from sophisticated business processes to entirely new applications. The majority of NetSuite forms, records, customisation objects and their event/trigger points are programmatically accessible through SuiteScript. Customising your workflow processes, generating email notifications and automatically creating or updating records are just some of the things SuiteScript offers you the ability to do.

NetSuite Understanding script execution contextsBuilt on industry-standard JavaScript that ensures portability and rapid developer productivity, SuiteScript enables full-featured application-level scripting capabilities throughout NetSuite. Supporting sophisticated procedural logic and featuring robust debugging capabilities, SuiteScript makes possible virtually limitless customisation and cloud application construction. Better yet, no matter what scripts you create within NetSuite, they migrate automatically with each NetSuite upgrade. The caveat here though is using developers that have experience and a vast knowledge of NetSuite and SuiteScript coding.

Understanding NetSuite script execution contexts is essential to ensure that your scripts only run where they are actually needed, improving over-all performance of your Netsuite account. This is where ensuring you use a developer that understands NetSuite processes and scripting is so important to your business and NetSuite Investment. Very recently we have come across a number of issues where NetSuite users had been using developers with either a limited or absolutely no understanding of NetSuite Script execution contexts.

One recent experience was where uninformed developers, were creating user event scripts that were validating and changing fields for orders. These were entered via the user interface, but were adversely impacting orders imported via webhooks from external websites. These web orders had specific coding that set the values for reporting, however, this specific coding was being overwritten. Once we had established what was causing the error, we were able to restrict the execution context on the User Event script to ‘USERINTERACE’ and ‘USEREVENT’ to quickly resolve these issues.

NetSuite is a business investment, so ensuring that your scripts only run where they are actually needed and are developed by coders who have an understanding NetSuite script execution contexts are essential to ensure improving over-all performance of your Netsuite account. With our years of experience working within NetSuite to extend the functionality of standard and custom record types, including the development of entirely new user interfaces we are able to empower our customers to work smarter in their daily processes and workflows.

If you are looking for customisation within your NetSuite platform or even need specific requirements for your business and NetSuite contact us today and find out how we can make your life simpler and help you work smarter.